Thursday, February 10, 2011

On the Blocking Mats: Saroyan

I started this little number back in October, knitted it for 2 days, and then put it in my knitting bag, where it collected dust for 4 months.  I was just about to CO another shawl when I decided that I needed finish some of the UFOs sitting all around my living room.  So I pulled out Saroyan and finished it lickity split.  Altogether, it took 4 mornings (2 in Oct and 2 in Feb) to complete it.  It's a really simple, fast,  and cute knit.  This is a great beginner lace project or for people like myself who want something very simple to knit while watching tv or at knitting group.

I used Cascade 220 Superwash Paints in Sunshine colorway (2) and a pair of US Size 10 circular knitting needles.  I wasn't quite sure if I'd made the right decision pairing this yarn with this pattern.  But after blocking it, I absolutely love this yarn for this project.  I think this will be a cute, warm scarf/shawlette to wear with my coat or with a long sleeved tee.  One word of advice: if you you don't have sensitive skin, use a wool wash that is scented.  As much as I love this project, the wool stinks when wet.  ;p



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